Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meet Shelby & Tisha!

Yep, we got more goats. Last night we got 2 beautiful Alpine does - Shelby and Tisha. They came from a Grade A goat dairy that was selling out.

First, here's Shelby. She is pregnant and due in August. She typically has triplets and milks 2 1/2 gallons a day - wow! She is a very big girl and kind of reminds me of a dairy cow ;). And no, she is not currently in milk - since she is due in about a month and she milks SO MUCH, she is already uddering up :).

Second, this is Tisha. She is also due the end of August, and is currently milking a gallon a day. She has a beautiful udder and is super easy to milk. Tisha is also a very sweet goat ;). She is a big girl also but not quite as big as Shelby.

Since I had the camera out, how could I not take pictures of these cute little Nubians?!?

Have a good day!


Friday, July 22, 2011


Well I certainly haven't blogged in a while! Life has been going good, though it really is dry and we could use some rain badly. Hay already seems to be in short supply around here, folks are already feeding hay and it's only July. . . which means things aren't looking too great for hay this winter. Thankfully, I think we should be OK with our hay guy supplying us but not sure about everyone else. If you do need some hay, we have some right now and you might want to get it before it's all gone! Hopefully we'll get some rain here soon.

It's been killer hot too, but all the animals seem to be handling it pretty well. Even Prissy, who is due any day now and about 3 feet wide :). We have noticed that our Nubians and Mini Nubians seem to handle the heat much better than the Saanen crosses and the Alpines. . . I guess it's those big ears that help cool them off!?! Interesting, either way.

Here's a few random pictures from the past few weeks.

Apple, one of the new does that we got 2 weeks ago. They all seem to be settling in pretty good.

Berry, our Nigerian buck,

Jr. Mint - MiniNubian buck,

Roxy sitting on my lap. . . silly dog ;)!

ducks in their mini pond,

Mr. Wyatt,

Hope you have an awesome day!


Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July & 6 new does!

I had an awesome 4th of July... hope everyone else did too! Here's a few pictures from the day. . .

First, we went fishing over at some folks place. They have a stocked pond and we got 8 catfish!

me and my sister attempting to fish ;)...

they got a few baby goats from us last year - this is the buck, he's grown up!


the doe they got from us last year,

After we were all sweaty and hot from fishing out in the sun, we went swimming in the pool for a bit!

It was time to head home after that, because I had to milk and feed and then head over to a neighborhood party which was really good! Yummy food, great friends and a good party!

oh, and really good fireworks!

This evening we came home with. . . 6 really nice Nubian does!! 4 of them are doelings and 2 are adult does. They are such pretty girls (at least I think so :)).

long ears!

Have a good night! I got to go bottle the kids, clean the kitchen, make yogurt and kefir and then possibly head to bed ;).


Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer time...

It's been hot... yesterday in town the temperature was 106. It's summer time!! Thankfully all the animals seem to be handling the heat pretty well so far.

Here's a few random pictures!

And here's an early "Happy 4th of July" to you! Looks like we have a fun, busy weekend planned (Lord willing!).

See ya!